Since day one the interior gathering space at St. Clare has been a dust bowl in the dry times and a mud pit during the rainy seasons. As a result, dust, dirt and mud were constant décor in the classrooms, dormitories, lavatories and dining hall. Finally those days are over. (The top two photos show the problem.)
In March, work began on paving the gathering space with a grill covered drain channel running down the center and outside and away from the building. This will make a huge difference in the cleanliness of the building, but will also lessen the chronic dust cough, which has plagued so many girls. The courtyard has been cemented with the drain running down the middle. It will all be tiled, even the drain.